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hypothalamusnoun [C usually sing]

 /ˌhɑɪ·pəˈθæl·ə·məs/
biology a ​smallpart in the ​front of the ​brain that ​controlsbodytemperature and ​tellsyourbody if you are ​hungry or need a ​drink of ​water
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hypothalamusnoun [S]

uk   /ˌhaɪ.pəʊˈθæl.ə.məs/  us   /-poʊˈ-/ specialized
a ​smallpart in the ​brain that ​controls things such as ​bodytemperature and the ​release of hormones, that is below the thalamus
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